Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Meandering around and around . . .

Today is the birthday of Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936), author and poet. He is best known as Rudyard Kipling, the author of The Jungle Book (1894) and The Man Who Would Be King (1888), plus his poems, Gunga Din (1890), and If— (1910).

In 1907, Rudyard Kipling was the first English language writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature and to this day he remains its youngest recipient.

"A people always ends by resembling its shadow." - Rudyard Kipling

"Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears." - Rudyard Kipling

"If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son." - Rudyard Kipling

"I keep six honest serving men: They taught me all I knew: Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who." - Rudyard Kipling

"Gardens are not made by singing "Oh, how beautiful," and sitting in the shade." - Rudyard Kipling

"And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty, but is it Art?" - Rudyard Kipling

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." - Rudyard Kipling

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